May 17, 2024

Senior Advisor on Medicaid Initiatives

$145,000 - $160,000 yearly
  • Families USA
  • Hybrid
Full-Time Advocacy/Lobbying Policy

Job Description

Position Type: Exempt, Full-time position

Reporting to: Senior Director, Health Policy

Position Location: Washington D.C. with Hybrid Work Schedule, Requiring 3-Days of In-Office Presence

 Empower Medicaid Advocacy: Shape the Future with Us!


About Us:

At Families USA Foundation, we're more than just a workplace - we're a community dedicated to making a difference in the lives of individuals and communities nationwide. Since 1981, we've championed high-quality, affordable healthcare and improved health for all, and have cultivated strong relationships with consumer leaders, advocates, and partner organizations across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Position Overview:

Are you passionate about shaping Medicaid policy and advocacy initiatives and thrive in strategic leadership roles? We're seeking a Senior Advisor on Medicaid Initiatives to collaborate with senior leadership on expert policy analysis and strategy. In this key role, you'll provide strategic leadership and support for Families USA’s Medicaid policy and advocacy projects, leading efforts at both the federal and state levels. You'll stay abreast of, track, and analyze Medicaid-related news reports, scholarly studies, articles, and state and federal program changes, legislation, bills, and regulations. Additionally, you'll prepare high-quality memoranda, regulatory comments and changes, issue briefs, reports, white papers, legislation, grant proposals, and other materials to inform and support our policy positions and advocacy efforts. You'll work closely with cross-functional teams to implement strategies, manage grants, and serve as a spokesperson for the organization on Medicaid issues.

Why Join Us:

Joining our team means embracing a dynamic, empowering, and collaborative work environment where you'll have the opportunity to reach your full potential while contributing to a meaningful mission. We foster an atmosphere of respect and support, where every team member is valued for their unique contributions. We believe in equity, recognizing that our differences allow us to accomplish our most effective work. Collaboration is at the heart of what we do - we optimize our collective resources, skills, and experiences to carry out our mission and maximize our impact. We strive for excellence in everything we do, working tirelessly to increase our organizational impact and improve the lives of the people we serve. Accountability is paramount - we embrace practices that build trust, reduce stress, and enable us to work more effectively and efficiently. Transparency is key - we communicate clearly and proactively to gain insight into our priorities, make informed decisions, and encourage camaraderie.


Families USA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity or expression, personal appearance, family responsibilities, political affiliation, results of genetic testing, or service in the military.




Hiring Organization

Families USA


The ideal candidate will possess a graduate degree in public health, public policy, or related field, along with a minimum of 10 years’ experience demonstrating high-level content knowledge and expertise in federal and/or state-level policy-making processes. They should have a successful track record of representing organizations with media, regulators, partners, and funders, showcasing strong public speaking abilities. Significant experience in health policy, particularly with a focus on Medicaid, is essential, along with demonstrated collaboration, project planning, and leadership within a non-profit environment. Exceptional oral, writing, presentation, project management and organizational skills, coupled with sound judgment, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities, are crucial. The candidate should excel in establishing effective working relationships, handling multiple priorities under pressure, and communicating complex policy ideas clearly to diverse audiences. Creativity, initiative, and discretion are key attributes for success in this role.

Industry/Service Area

Advocacy/Social Action, Public Policy, Social Justice




Our salary range for this role is $145K - $160K and will be commensurate with experience. In addition to competitive compensation, we offer a hybrid work schedule, comprehensive health and retirement benefits, generous vacation time, and much more.

Application Instructions

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply online and include in your application: your cover letter, resume, and writing sample. This position will remain open until filled. Successful candidates will be contacted for first interviews.

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